The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, November 17

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, November 17

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Leon County School Board members discussed several issues during the Board Reorganization/Business meeting on November 14, 2023, including the addition of “gender identity” to the district’s non-discrimination statement. Get the details.

On November 8, the Tallahassee City Commission voted unanimously to rename the Gemini Building in honor of former Tallahassee Mayor John R. Marks, III. Marks was first elected as mayor in 2003 and later re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

The Florida Board of Governors (FBOG) approved Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) proposal to build a 700-bed on-campus residence to expand housing options for freshmen and scholarship students.


Local student athletes from Taylor County, Chiles and Lincoln announced their commitments to continue their athletic and academic careers on Thursday.

On Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on CW the No. 4 Seminoles will face off against the North Alabama Lions from the United Athletic Conference. Get a review and score prediction.

Former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston’s #5 jersey will be retired this Saturday at Florida State football’s last home game. Winston will become just the 11th FSU football player to be honored with the retirement of his number/jersey.


A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration that would have allowed enforcement of a new state law aimed at preventing children from attending drag shows.

The State of Florida has set a new record for tourist visitation in the third quarter of 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday. The state welcomed an estimated 35.1 million visitors between July and September, marking an increase from years prior.

Donald Trump is only three and a half years younger than Joe Biden, but a new poll from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) found that Biden is plagued by doubts about his fitness for a presidential rerun, with 67% of respondents expressing worry. Just 33% said they believe Trump is too old to run.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio continued his pressure on the U.S. State Department to revoke the student visas of the pro-Hamas protestors. Rubio said that U.S. visa holders who support Hamas have “no place here.” The State Department responded with their own letter saying that they would exercise their authority to revoke visas when there is ample evidence.


9 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, November 17"

  1. I, too, agree with Senator Rubio, and that doesn’t occur often. All pro-HAMAS, America-despising individuals should be deported immediately. Their inhumanity and barbarism are a threat to our military and to our nation and to our way of life. They avow being our sworn enemy. Anyone in league with them should be considered as the same. Americans in league should be treated as traitors and either aggressively prosecuted as such or deported. Enough!

  2. The fact that our dedicated and courageous firefighters have to plead for living wages is an abomination, especially when leaders appear to have no problem whatsoever in throwing huge amounts of money at university sports and entertainers.

    See who shows up for you if your home or car or business goes up in flames.

    SHAME on every single individual voting against these valiant public servants in these negotiations.

  3. @ Jack Quillman = The section of S, Adams in front of City Hall between College & Jefferson should be renamed Dr. Erwin Jackson Way.

  4. To Wild West:
    Naming the City’s Sewer Treatment Plant after Marks a … grand idea ! Glad some of us still remember Marks – The City’s original “SWAMP” Rat. Do you think the concerned local, that exposed Marks for one of his scams will ever get recognition ?
    Just for fun…what about naming the next major City/County road project:
    ” The E. Jackson’s Way “

  5. I’m with you Sen. Marco Rubio. Deport EVERYONE Protesting in support of Hamas to GAZA so they can Protest where the action is. I am pretty sure Hamas will welcome them with open Arms.

  6. Trump maybe just 3.5 Years younger than Biden but, Trumps Mental State is MANY YEARS younger than Biden’s. NO ONE is scared of Biden, Every Axis Country is Scared of Trump, think about that.

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